Bologna massacre - August 2, 1980

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The Bologna massacre was a terrorist bombing at the Central Station of Bologna, Italy on the morning of August 2, 1980, which killed 85 people and wounded more than 200. The far-right terrorist organization Ordine Nuovo has been accused of it, while two SISMI (Italian secret service) agents and the headmaster of P2 masonic lodge, Licio Gelli, were convicted for 'investigation diversion' (or 'perverting the course of justice' in English law).

At 10:25 a.m., a timed improvised explosive device (IED) contained in an unattended suitcase detonated inside a popular air-conditioned waiting room. The IED was made of TNT and T4. The explosion destroyed most of the main building and hit the Ancona-Chiasso train that was waiting at the first platform. The blast was heard for miles. The roof of the waiting room collapsed onto the passengers, which greatly increased the total number killed in the terrorist attack.


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